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Roy W. Richardson
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2017 is the year you have to finally take backup seriously, seriously. In the past it wasn’t such a big deal but with Ransomware becoming big business, you have to protect yourself. In case you somehow don’t know Ransomware is malware that installs itself…
2017 is the year you have to finally take backup seriously, seriously. In the past it wasn't such a big deal but with Ransomware becoming big business, you have to protect yourself. In case you somehow don't know Ransomware is malware that installs itself onto your computer either via a website you accidently (or on purposely) visited or downloaded to your computer via other means that encrypts your hard drive and demands a 'Ransom' to get your f...
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Enter for your chance to win a new prize every day in the "12 Days of Post Planner" giveaway! Ready to give your business the competitive advantage in 2017?!
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In this episode we talk about Technology we are Thankful for and share our Christmas Wishlists with over the time snark and sarcasm. This is our Season One Finale. Season Two starts in January.
Our Super Deluxe Podcast Season 1 Finale The One-Off Tech Podcast Our Thank You Notes and our Christmas Wishlist #ThankYou #Podcast #ChristmasList
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I am a big fan of HTC and I really want an HTC 10 phone. Take a look a this link. This is a shameless plug to try and get free stuff from HTC.
Buy HTC 10. 2016 best smartphone. Packed with world firsts front back OIS camera, hi-res video & hi-res audio experience combined and unparalleled battery life.
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So I am going through my drafts and a year ago last year I created a post called The Last Day of September. There must have been so reason why I started the post but either WordPress loss the content in the ether or I had a title and no content. And with…
So I am going through my drafts and a year ago last year I created a post called The Last Day of September. There must have been so reason why I started the post but either WordPress loss the content in the ether or I had a title and no content. And with me sometimes that happens. I think of a great title for a blog post or perhaps a short story or book I want to write and I never get around to finishing it. So now there are three months left in ...
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I have heard it said whatever you do on January 1st is what you do the rest of the year. If that is true, it is a blessing that January 1st falls on Sunday. We have an opportunity to visit the church of our choice (if you live in a place that allows such…
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Enter the giveaway using my link and I get more entries to the giveaway. If I win, I will post pictures. If you win, I expect you to do the same. :-)
A lot can happen within a year, and ASUS and ROG are no exception to the rule. That's why we're celebrating our year-in-review to thank you, our loyal fans!Complete the activities below to earn points! Each question varies in the number of entries you get: some will give you 1 entry while some will give you more.We will draw winners for some awesome prizes!Grand Prize - 1x Custom-Built PC from this article on ROG Arena*First Prize - 1x ZenPad Z10...
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In this episode: We talk about the Technology we are thankful for and our Christmas wishlists. Chuck is in town and in the studio. Normally Chuck and I record over a Skype session but Chuck was in town and we decided to do something special by recording…
The One-Off Tech Podcast Season 1 Finale with Thank You Notes to our favorite Tech companies and our Christmas Wishlists #Podcast
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The Super Deluxe Thanksgiving/Christmas Episode 11 Season 1 Finale In this episode: We talk about the Technology we are thankful for and our Christmas wishlists. Chuck is in town and in the studio. Normally Chuck and I record over a Skype session but…
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“What do we have to fear when the Lord is with us?” Scripture lesson: Psalm 27 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) Triumphant Song of Confidence Of David. 1 The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold[a] of my…
What do we have to fear when the Lord is with us? The Bible tells us "Be Not Afraid" How to not be afraid in a dark world.
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    On Episode 10 of the One-Off Technology Podcast… The Making of the Podcast… Podcast aka Look Ma, I’m on a Podcast. In this episode we talk about how we lovely bake each podcast in our lovely oven. Each episode is created by reaching a Skype call using…
How do we put together the One-Off Tech Podcast? Ep 10 talks about how we make our podcast and you can do. #Podcast
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Well, it was more of an interviewee issue. She had to reschedule so I waited but then I needed to get a new episode out there.
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"Some luck lies in not getting what you thought you wanted but getting what you have, which once you have it you may be smart enough to see is what you would have wanted had you known." - Garrison Keillor
Introduction
Computers, Technology, and Gadgets seem to be my life. 

History
Okay, Computers and I aren't dating or anything like that, but I have had a computer under my fingertips since the Commodore Vic 20. Apple 2c and 2e, the first Macintosh's, Tandy TRS80 (pronounced Trash 80), Tandy 1000, even the lowly Timex Sinclair and Coleco Adam. 

In the IBM clone days, I remember booting from a DOS disk and then loading Turbo PASCAL. Two floppy drives in one machine were all the rage then.

Now
Now I live in a world of databases of many flavors and versions as I am part DBA (Oracle, MySQL, MS SQL), OSes of many flavors and versions as I am part system administrator (Windows, UNIX, and Linux), and Enterprise and Mission Critical applications as I am part Basis Administrator (SAP, Maximo, Email, and any other ) that should probably cause me to lose more sleep, but I sleep pretty well. 

My second passion is teaching Computer Technology. I try to share that passion with my students. Knowledge is power. If I ever stop learning, declare me dead.

Spare Time?
In my spare time (Ha ha!) I love living the Internet dream, whether is is being a part of "the social networks" or creating content for my blog and others. (L.A.M.P. Rocks!)

Currently working on two books at the same time (one, a Textbook, the other, science fiction)

Working to be relevant even though I am 2,500+ miles away from Silicon Valley and other Tech Hubs of the world.

BTW, I am NOT a social media expert, nor do I claim to be.

The views expressed are mine alone and not those of my employers.
Bragging rights
Featured in Geeks in Love article in Computerworld. February 2011
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South Carolina
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L.A, CA
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Occupation
IT Professional and Technologist, Manager, Sys Admin, DBA, PM, Teacher, Sometimes a Life Coach, and Head Cook and Bottle Washer
Skills
UNIX/Linux, Windows, Mac, DBA, Mixologist, and DJ. "Jack of all trades, Master of some"
Employment
  • Mirror Abstract Productions
    Where ever the wind takes me, 1996 - present
    Rather than list my employment history, this is my non-existent company that encompasses every work experience, interest and hobby I have. I decided if I ever started a company it would be called Mirror Abstract Productions and I created the original logo in the Paint program on an early gray scale Macintosh which I printed out on an early dot matrix printer.
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When you hear of places where the "locals" Eat, in Greenwood, this is one of them. Great food, great specials. This is where you can go to meet local folks because they will be there. I love their menu but the sandwich and fries specials are my favorite.
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Sergios is a really great Italian restaurant. They have a large menu but as I was going to a special night they had a specific menu for our group. The food is great and the service is awesome. I have been there three times. I try to go every time I am in town.
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If you want to get your money's worth, plan to stay about three hours. Denver Downs has a corn maze, a haunted maze, jumping areas, lots of climbing over hay bails for the kids and hay rides. If you can do the corn maze (takes about 30 - 45 minutes if you are trying a little with kids involved). Lots to do for the kids. Some things are pricey. Set your limit before you go as it is easy to spend way more than you planned. The kids will really enjoy it.
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The Fun Factory is a nice place to take the kids for the jumping houses and arcade games. I have hosted three birthday parties for the kids here. Each one has been a success. They do a good job with parties. My younger kids really enjoy they jumping houses. The games are Dave and Busters' level expensive to play but if you plan to stay a bit, their token specials usually make it more reasonable. They have a snack bar with pizza and other foods and drinks. There is no alcohol so this is a safe place to go with kids.
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Fatz is one of my favorite restaurants as far as chains go. The Calabash Chicken is my favorite food there. The service is always good. Find out which night is kids night to save a few bucks (usually Monday I think). They serve large helpings so if you are dieting, forget it. While they have healthy options the portions throw off the calories. Really good food and a nice place to take the family.
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reviewed 2 months ago
I know Marcos is a chain but in Greenwood, Marcos has the best delivery pizza. The food always arrives hot and while they always tell me it will 30 to 45 minutes, I have never seen it take that long. I guess it is better to managed expectations and exceed them and I actually prefer that. They always load the pizzas up with so much toppings. The Uno is my favorite. I highly recommend you give it a try. They have only messed up my order once and when they did, they sent me a replacement right away for no additional charge. Great service.
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